Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 16-22

Posted 1/13/20

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 16-22.

Event details are subject to change.


Jan. 16 - SCOTTSDALE: Demonstrate! …

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Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 16-22


Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 16-22.

Event details are subject to change.


Jan. 16 - SCOTTSDALE: Demonstrate! … And Doughnuts ArtWalk – Downtown Scottsdale. ArtWalks are each Thursday evening along Main Street from Scottsdale Rd. west to Goldwater Blvd., and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Rd. to Fifth Ave. Guests can sample donuts in many of the participating galleries while also enjoying traditional bagpipe performances and more, with proceeds benefitting the 100 Club. Free. 6:30-9 p.m.

Jan. 16-17 - PHOENIX: 21st Annual RM Sotheby Auctions Automobiles of Arizona - Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Presenting more than 100 blue-chip automobiles from the world's most iconic marques. Hand-selected by RM Sotheby's international team of specialists, the catalogue will span the spectrum of the market, from pre-war classics and contemporary supercars through important sports and racing cars. 549-352-4575 or

Jan. 17 - PHOENIX: The Temptations & the Four Tops – Arizona Federal Theatre.

Jan. 17 - PHOENIX: Napolean Dynamite: A Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & Jon Gries – Orpheum Theatre. This unique evening includes a full screening of Napoleon Dynamite followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members; Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). *This event is BYOT (Bring Your Own Tots)! 8 pm.

Jan. 17-18 - SCOTTSDALE: Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auction – Fashion Square. Offering for sale a collection of approximately 70 of the finest vintage and classic cars. $40 admission, $100 for auction catalogue and two admissions. Viewing Thursday-Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., auction at 11 a.m. 310-899-1960 or

Jan. 17-21 - CHANDLER: 4th Annual Chandler International Film Festival – Dedicated to the advancement of social and cultural awareness through education and delivered on the artistic platform of filmmaking. More than 200 films. These unique, creative and diverse films come from passionate, independent global filmmakers bringing novel ideas and varied art forms to the craft. The star-studded, four-day festival will include Red Carpet and Opening Ceremony, special world premiere shows, filmmaking workshop, discussion panels, film market and expo and award ceremony.

Jan. 17-Feb. 1 - TEMPE: Flight by Vox Motus – An Immersive Theatre Installation– Tempe Center for the Arts. Based on the novel Hinterland by Caroline Brothers and adapted by Oliver Emanuel co-presented with ASU Gammage. Two young orphaned brothers embark on a desperate odyssey to freedom and safety. Not suitable for all ages. Parental discretion is advised. $20. 480-350-2822 or

Jan. 18 - MESA: DT Mesa Fest (Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts) – A free event featuring unique artistic creations, music, food and fun for the whole family. Features the work of established and emerging artists. Music provided by Street Duo. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jan. 18 - PEORIA: Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race - Featuring a 40-mile course, the Prickly Pedal is a showcase of Maricopa Trail diversity. Aggressive ascents and descents, grinding it out on the flats, rocks, water, sand, mud, and roller coaster runs are all part of the fun of this challenging course. Also a fun ride and trail run After party and beer garden a Lake Pleasant. 602-252-8387 or

Jan. 18 - PHOENIX: Dogs' Day in the Garden - Desert Botanical Garden. Bring the whole family—dogs included—for a walk on Garden trails. Meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup. Included with membership or paid Garden admission | $4 admission per dog with proceeds benefiting The Arizona Humane Society. 480-941-1225 or

Jan. 18-19 - PHOENIX: 17th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon - Begins at CityScape. Run through Phoenix, Tempe & Scottsdale. Fast, flat course. More than 70 live bands, 40 cheer squads, aid stations at each mile, music at every mile. Free headliner concert. This year features Grammy-nominated band Plain White T’s.

Jan. 18-March 29 - SCOTTSDALE: 30th Annual Celebration of Fine Art – In the big white tents on Hayden Rd and Loop 101 Freeway. 100+ juried artists create and sell their original works. Experience the creative process, sculpture court and open-air café. $10. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 480-443-7695 or